NEW REPORT EVALUATES BRIDGE CONDITIONS IN CAPITAL REGION AND STATEWIDE AND IDENTIFIES LOCAL BRIDGES IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
Local speakers join national research group in review of local and statewide bridge conditions
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EDT
LCA Press Room – 130 Legislative Office Building
198 State Street
Albany, New York
A significant number of bridges statewide and in the Capital Region are rated in poor/structurally deficient or fair condition, according to a new report from TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit based in Washington, DC. Bridges that are rated poor/structurally deficient have significant deterioration to the major components of the bridge. Local speakers will join TRIP on Wednesday to highlight the findings of the report and discuss possible solutions.
The report, Preserving Capital Region Bridges: The Condition and Funding Needs of the Capital Region’s Aging Bridge System, examines local bridge conditions. The report includes lists of bridges in the Capital Region with the lowest average rating for the deck, substructure and superstructure, and of the most heavily traveled poor/structurally deficient bridges in the area.
A companion statewide report includes bridge conditions and lists of bridges in need of repair or replacement in the Capital Region, Binghamton, Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Utica.
Dan Crandell, P.E., Commissioner of Public Works, Schoharie County
Mark Eagan, President & CEO, Capital Region Chamber
Johnny Evers, Director of Government Affairs, The Business Council of New York State
Tara Ricard, Marketing Manager, AAA Hudson Valley
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly, Associate Director of Research & Communication, TRIP
Carolyn Bonifas Kelly (TRIP) 703-801-9212 (cell)
Rocky Moretti (TRIP) 202-262-0714 (cell)